Lead IT Solutions Web Developer – Node.js / MEAN Stack

US-IA-Des Moines
Job ID
Information Technology
Requires Non-Compete?

Job Summary

About the Career:  Continue your career with Wellmark by leading the development of web services API integrations for enterprise use. In this role, you will develop and support RESTful API service code which supports Wellmark’s business applications. You will build relationships with Wellmark leaders and participate in business process improvements of technology enhancements  and capabilities. In addition, you will serve as a subject matter expert for other Solution Developers to ensure the end product aligns with business expectations, development logic meets Wellmark reviews and security preferences. You will promote continuous improvement and agile practices. As well as proactively identify and offer new solutions.


Our Ideal Candidate: You are a communicator and collaborator who is able to build relationships not only across the IT division but also across various business stakeholders you will interact with regularly. You are energized by delivering solutions that can be used and reused in the future for increased efficiency.



Core Competencies:

  • Accountability: Owning and taking responsibility for one’s actions.
  • Business Acumen: Understanding industry, market, financial and company specific operations.
  • Collaboration and Communication: Working together; listen to other’s ideas; communicate accurately and concisely.
  • Decision Making: Consider all facts and impacts when making decisions.
  • Focus on the Customer: Consistently doing what is in the best interest of our customer. Leaving a positive impression on the customer by elevating their experience; making it simpler and educating to helping them understand.

Minimum Qualifications Required (all must be met to be considered)

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent and applicable work experience
  • 7+ years’ experience to include any combination of the following:
    • 4+ years of experience in application development – Node.js / MEAN Stac
    • Technical business analysi
    • Design experienc
    • Providing innovative solution
  • Experience with web services API integration (REST, JSON, SOAP, XML)
  • Good knowledge of relational databases (MySQL, MSSQL) and NoSQL (Mongo)
  • Service development with the expectation of re-use
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with key stakeholder
  • Interest and proven ability to and coach/mentor team member
  • Previous experience developing creative technical solutio
  • Hands on software troubleshooting experience
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships to reach outcomes that gain the support and acceptance of all partie
  • Ability to set and meet established time-frames while assuring data and information integrit
  • Experience prioritizing and managing time with little directio
  • Demonstrated experience in software development life cycle methodologies

Hiring Specifications Preferred

Nice to Have:



  • Experience with C#, .net, BizTalk, Swagger, WSDL

  • Experience with Mongo and Microsoft SQL

  • Knowledge of SOA principles

  • Architecutre experience

Job Accountabilities

a. Lead system development and programming for highly complex programs. Coordinate the preparation, coding, testing, and debugging of complex programs including the analysis and development of work flows.

b. Implement innovative and cost-effective business solutions for multiple applications and systems, utilizing information technology, business and industry trends.

c. Provide training and guidance to programmers. Possesses advanced knowledge of several programming languages, including current complex languages.

d. Analyze, develop, test, implement, document and maintain software and systems that meet Wellmark's evolving business needs.

e. Provide production support for complex research and root cause.

f. Support and adhere to Wellmark software development lifecycle SDLC, operational procedures and development and security standards by following required process.

g. Coordinate with company resources to accomplish integration of products and processes and complex solutions. Provide timely and accurate results, and exceptional customer service.

h. Provide training and mentoring on how to use new or enhanced software or applications.

i. Mentor and train Wellmark Technology staff on developing and implementing solutions.

j. Participate in project proposals, estimates and proof-of-concept activities as needed.

k. Participate in industry/knowledge reference groups and organizational IT related review groups relative to position. Provide direction for enterprise standards. Conduct code reviews and monitor standard adherence.

l. Report issues and status to leader.

m. Other duties as assigned.


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